Top Ki Flop: People did not go to see 40 -year -old Jhansi queen, producer had to mortgage the studio
Film Jhansi Ki Rani: In the history of Hindi cinema, the failure of the people which surprised people, include the queen of Jhansi in 1953. This ambitious film of producer-director Sohrab Modi was made in a very big budget of that era. Sohrab Modi can explain how obsessed about this film, he can explain that he made it in the modern technicler technique of colorful films of that time. Cameraman Ernest Heller, who won the Oscar with a film like the world famous Gone with the Wind in Hollywood, was the DOP of Rani of Jhansi. Many more technicians and machines came from America and Britain. Outside Mumbai, the set of the film was installed on about five and a half acres, in which 22 different areas including Jhansi Nagar and fort were built.Read more: Preparation to make Pulmonary Medicine Center a Cancer Hospital: Minister Sarang gave instructions, dependence on private hospitals for cancer treatment will be less
a camera, three reel The film was also released in English as well as The Tiger and the Flame. The budget of Sohrab Modi's film was then 60 lakh rupees and 55 technicists were prepared. In this technique, pictures were captured with a camera in three different reels and a colorful picture was taken out by processing them in the lab. Its work was not done in India then and the film was prepared in Britain. At that time only one Hindi film had earned more than the budget of Rani of Jhansi. She was Chandralekha in 1949. When the queen of Jhansi was released, critics praised it very much. Its story, dialogue and colors to technology, everything. But the audience did not like the film's heroine Mehtab and Rani of Jhansi became the biggest flop of her time. The audience argued that the queen of Jhansi was martyred at the age of just 29 years while fighting the British. While Mehtab, who was seen on the screen, was about 40 years old.
climbing debt Sohrab Modi was preparing to make this film since 1947 and he started making it in Black and White earlier. But after shooting about 5000 meters, his mind changed and he decided that he would make it in colorful. The story of Jhansi was the first Hindi film, which was shot in technical technology. When the film failed badly, Sohrab had so much debt on Modi that he had to mortgage his studio Mineva Muttone to repay the debt. But he did not give up and Mirza Ghalib made a film for the next year of Rani of Jhansi. Mirza made a splash across the country and did a business of about 90 lakh rupees. The film received that year's President Gold Medal Award and it had a special screening at Rashtrapati Bhavan. After recovering from the loss of the previous film, Sohrab Modi again returned to the business of cinema. In 1980, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He died in Mumbai in 1984.
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